Sunday, March 19, 2017

March 11, 2017 PTQ Meeting Minutes

23 Members Present
1 Visitor: Ann - she does all her quilting by hand

Old Business:
  • Membership dues are due today
  • Goal Sheets are due today
  • 2017 PTQ Calendar of Events are available
  • Challenge Block Options (Karen)
    • RAC 2019 Challenge Quilt
    • Kits available next month for $5
    • Blocks due in September
    • Vote for favorite block in October, announce winner in November
    • 9" Block Finished
    • Mississippi is Topic
    • Southern Sayings in Border
  • Projects After Meeting
    • 2018 RAC Quilt
    • Flying Geese Demo
    • Heart Quilt
    • String Quilt
  • Treasurer's Report read
  • Minutes on Blog - Approved as Posted
  • Kathy has posted PTQ info in both the Dispatch and 4 County papers
  • Habitat Quilt delivered last week
    • The lady receiving the quilt was THRILLED
    • Quilt was the Mauve / Green Rail Fence
  • Future Raffle Quilt
    • Lauren and Judy to assist Julia
  • Most recent Catfish Alley publication included photo and information from the MQA Gathering last October
  • Sub Sandwiches and Chips for Lunch - $3
  • This Year's Raffle Quilt
    • See Lauren if you need tickets
    • Drawing is April 8 - Last Day of Pilgrimage
    • Money and Tickets should be delivered to Lauren
    • Easiest way to reach Lauren is via text or phone
New Business:
  • Julia's Improv Class
    • We will have Class
    • September 30 - 6 hour session
    • Guild to pay Julia $500
    • No Cost to Members
  • Karen's Hand Applique Class
    • $500 Workshop
    • Date tbd - 6 hour session
  • Dorinda Evans
    • Is interest in her classes?
    • More info next month
  • 3rd Saturday of March is National Quilting Day
  • March 21 - 25 is Mountain Quiltfest in Pigeon Forge
    • Judy to assist Claudeen Hanson in teaching
  • Trunk Show at April Meeting
    • Chantey Rhones from Senatobia Quilt Shop
    • Guild compensating $100 for travel
    • 2nd showing at 1 - 3 pm for the General Public
      • Donations to be accepted, for Chantey
      • Will advertise in paper
  • Sliced Ham for Lunch next month
    • Lauren, Karen, Judy, and Julia bringing sides
  • Artisan Alley - April 1
    • Rita, Patti, and Karen are Committee
    • Need to get Batting in Quilt today
    • Set-up at 8am on April 1; The event begins at 9am
    • Will Tie the Quilt - "Tie a Knot for Charity"
    • Bring a chair if you want to sit

Show & Tell:

Judy - Leaders and Enders - the 4 Patches
Titled "Scraptacular"
Pattern from American Patchwork and Quilting 2015
Redesigned to match her fabric pattern sizes

Carol - No Name for her piece yet
Made in Julia's Class

Linda - Red Button Quilt Company Pattern
Flower Buds are Buttons

Lawana - "Sunrise / Sunset"
Made in Julia's Class

Brenda - Quilt for Dolly Sue (her 4-Legged Daughter)

Watana - UFO: Blessings from the Hollow

Glenna - Christmas Quilt

Carla - Harley Davidson Motorcycle Quilt for her Husband

Ina - Black & White & 1 Other Color

Glenna - Christmas Placemats

Tonya - 5" Babies - Easter Babies

Tonya - Leah Day BOM

Tonya - Fishing BOM

Tonya - Ami Gibson BOW

Tonya - Delta Star from 2011

Annette received Quilting Books - Judy has for free distribution; the leftovers will be donated to the library

Naomi continued her Cathedral Window Center Demo

Saturday, February 25, 2017

February 11, 2017 Meeting Minutes

24 Members present
1 Visitor:  Penny, friend of Patti

Happy 10 year Anniversary to Possum Town Quilters

Thank you ladies for your vision to constitute our guild.  Through the years your vision has touched many local quilters and Mississippi Quilters. We are so proud of you and delighted to call you our friends.

  • Congratulated our Charter Members not all were present. Pictured are CC, Ebba, Mary Ann, Judy, Lawana, Linda G.; not pictured are JoAnne, Linda D., Julia, Lauren,

  • Diane S. baked a 10 Year Cake
  • Numerous members brought gifts and special treats 
  • Handmade quilt block cards of Thanks to All Charter Members

Old Business -

Goals Sheets due
  • $5 to participate
  • Select 3 Goals
  • Review at Christmas Party
  • Those who accomplished all 3 Goals will be entered in a drawing for the prize money

Black and White and 1 Color
  • Quilts due to Judy, along with a photo of your quilt
  • PTQ has 13 Quilts to enter

Chef on a Shoestring
  • $3 for Pizza today
  • Please sign list for sides for future meetings

Please send preference for Christmas party games to Tonya

  • April 8 Trunk Show - Senatobia Shop
    • Trunk Show for PTQ during meeting
    • After Lunch, open to the public in the RAC Theater
    • Donation Box for after lunch show, in lieu of admission charge
    • Shop also bringing items for sale
    • Senatobia offered to do for us
    • Motion passed to pay $100 from education fund to compensate her driving expenses
  • May 13 Lecture on Vintage Quilts by Karen A
    • Motion passed to pay $75 from education fund to Karen
  • September 30 Improvisational Piecing Class by Julia
    • 6 hour workshop
    • $500 for 25 students
    • Payment would come from Education Fund
    • Need commitment of 15 people
    • Will discuss again next month
    • Web Site Link on PTQ Calendar

Monthly Trips
  • January
    • Heirlooms Forever
      • Anatomy of a Needle
    • Oxford Fiber Arts Show
  • February
    • MQA Gathering
  • April
    • Senatobia Shop
    • Include Hoppers Guild
    • Presentation at shop

  • Kathy has sent our meeting information to the Dispatch
  • Info will also be sent to 4-County for inclusion in their publication

  • Work on the Heart Quilt and the Strip Quilt today

  • Michelle has completed 4 scrapbooks and they are available for review - they are lovely, Thank You Michelle
  • If we donate the books to the library, we can only see them at the library; they cannot be checked out
  • Discussion to continue on donating scrapbooks to the library

We will not participate in Pilgrimage as there is not enough interest
We will still participate on Artisan Day

Challenge Quilt
  • Mississippi Themed Blocks for 2019 Quilt
  • Karen will bring fabric quilts next month
  • Karen will e-mail list of ideas; feel free to add to her list

June 2 & 3 is MQA Gathering with Classes (note date change)

No Pine Belt Quilt Show this year

New Business -

Work on Quilts this afternoon
4 Flying Geese at a Time Demo  (was deferred due to lack of time)
Cathedral Window Demo by Naomi

Guild agreed to make Linda D a Lifetime PTQ Member.  Linda was a Charter Member.

Treasurer's Report read and approved
Minutes on Blog accepted

Still accepting personal donations for Bonnie in Gatlinburg

Show & Tell -

Patti - Bag from Shop in Vegas
Patti - Baby Quilt for Husband's Co-Worker; Barb Quilted as a Birthday Present to Patti

Donna - "Row" from Mountain Stitches by Susan in Gatlinburg

Linda B - King Sized Quilt; Quilted by Sew Delightful
Quilt made at a retreat sponsored by Sew Delightful last October
Moda fabrics
Background: Grey Grunge

Carla - Birds in Massachusetts
 Karen - Tree of Life Quilt Top

Keri - Pat Sloan BOM: Children's Story Time

Tonya - Amy Gibson Block of the Week

Tonya - Leah Day Quilt as You Go BOM+ Cornerstone and Sashing

Tonya - Caught Ya Fishing Blocks by Fat Cats

Snippet Tools:
  • Tonya - Use Binders and Paper Sleeves to store patterns
  • Carol - Fons & Porter Binding Tool
  • Judy - 1/4" Bonnie Hunter Ruler for use as Sewing Machine Guides - use Removable Poster Tape on machine
  • Linda B - Needle Threads with an LED Light, purchased at Sew Delightful
  • Linda B - Sewing Tool Bag for Notions, made by Carol

Raffle Quilt Tickets will be delivered by Lauren
Table will be at MQA Gathering to sell tickets
The Broken Log Cabin Quilt


Monday, January 23, 2017

Saturday, January 14, 2017 PTQ Meeting

Saturday, January 14, 2017 Minutes
Tonya called our meeting to order and requested all to turn phones to vibrate/silent.
Visitors recognized and welcomed.
$15 Dues due by end of January according to by-laws…please see Michelle M

PTQ Guild Meeting Frequency Discussion
-          Once/Twice a Month?  After a little discussion the guild voted to hold meetings once a month on the 2nd Saturday.
-          Possible other meeting venues were discussed for occasions when the RAC needs the basement in the afternoons. Public library, member's studios, Flint Hill United Methodist church fellowship hall
-         Possibly having an extra sit n sew on 5th Saturdays or once a quarter
-          Studio Hop -  guild members will volunteer for times to allow us to visit their studios.
-          Carpooling – Local Shop Hops--Naomi listed plans to go visit quilt shops on the 4th Saturdays.  Watch your guild  e-mail for those details.

Classes for 2017 – none booked yet
                -guild quilters that have volunteered to lead a demo/workshop- 
                 Karen A  --lecture; Julia G - Improv quilt; Gwen S--Christmas tree ornaments,                                        Rita W-Barn quilts
Snippets –guild members invited to present a quick tip or favorite tool, or great book -something new each month (keep brief)

Goals List – Guild was encouraged to list 3 SMART-specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, time related- Goals for themselves this year.
                -cost $5 to be placed in a fund and awarded as a prize during the Christmas social

Committees (duties listed in red handbook we received from Lauren last year)
*List of Chair and helpers for each committee will be posted in link on blog and with your calendar of events for the year if you need to locate a committe chairperson.
*The Chairs of the committees are as follows.  They will be selecting the members that they wish to work with them on each committee.
                Challenge – Karen A
                                *RAC quilt
                Charity – Carla F
                                *Status of quilts available – habitat quilts – Carla
                Historical – Michelle M
                Internet – Gwen –blog
                                Did you know PTQ also has a Facebook page?  Come join in the FB fun.
                Pilgrimage/Artisan Day – Rita, Patti, and Karen volunteered to organize
                Publicity – Kathy H
                Raffle Quilt –  Julia G

Update Contact Sheets

                *Everyone Email Tonya -Name, address, email, phone number, and birthday and she will update list

Black and White and One other color challenge
                *due Feb 11.  Quilts to be mailed Monday, Feb 13.
                 *Judy distributed Quilt Show Entry forms
                 *Quilt must have sleeve to be complete

Sign-up Sheets
                *Guild members were reminded to register on the sign in sheet
                *Contact sheet – check your information to make sure you are on email list
                *Sign up to bring a side dish each month to help with chef on shoestring lunches
                                -Gwen – updated on new game plan for this - $3/person--PTQ will furnish the       main dish, guild members will bring sides or sweets and their own drinks.
 *Coffee club – Brenda C and Shirley G volunteered to be responsible for making coffee before meeting and clean up afterCoffee will be $0.25 per cup.
 *Set up and break down crews
Please help by setting up and storing away your own chair each meeting.  Please help store away the sit and sew tables before you leave the meeting.  All work together to accomplish speedy set up and clean up.

MS QUILT ASSOCN Members--Spring Gathering Friday Evening Feb 17 and Saturday Feb 18 in Brandon MS.  See your Common Thread newsletter for details and Hotel information

Thank You note was received from Pigeon Forge quilt shop we gave a generous donation at Christmas.  Other donations were collected to send.

Show and Tell--
Very busy quilters have created beautiful quilts and blocks, and other projects.

Tonya introduced us to Amy Gibson's book The Quilt Block Cookbook and blocks she made from the book;  Her newest block for 2017 Leah Day's Block of the month using quilt as you go method; and her completed 2016 Leah Day Block Of The Month quilt.

Naomi displayed her Black, White, and one other color using a variation on Cathedral Windows.  She also had panels she had practiced free motion quilting.

Ina J. shared her rail fence black and white quilt with cornerstones and sashing.

Rita completed her Friendship stars quilt.  She also made pillowcases for The Case for Smiles with her left over fabrics.

Brenda C displayed her Irish Chain.

Donna H Completed her birthday gift from her daughter--a 2016 R X R  kit from Lancaster, PA

Karen has completed her "Tree of Life"  applique quilt.

Terri H used a "Man quilt Kit" utilizing digitized fabrics.  Her husband loved his oversized quilt.

Eva Marie completed her Bonnie Hunter 2015 Mystery--Allietare.

Judy S shared her daughter's quilt and the red  one she made for her grandson.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

December 2016 Christmas Social

House blocks challenge quilt ready for binding.

Setting our Christmas lunch buffet.

 After the meal we played a fun game.

 All of the beautiful Show and Tell quilts and sewing projects.  
Thank You to the photographers who shared their pictures.

2016 has been a fabulous year.  All of us look forward to the promise that 2017 holds.

Merry Christmas from PTQ!!